30 June 2014

Word for the Week

Such a interesting, often misunderstood, word came out the bag of Rediscovery Cards today...

I love the rich, purple colour as it's the colour of the third eye chakra - the colour of intuition, wisdom, creative intelligence...

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... which corresponds to how important, yet hard to define, it is!

It's the last stage of grief. It's a vital step on the road to self-awareness and change. It's as Michael J. Fox, a man who has dealt with Parkinson's disease for over 20 years, says

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and there's got to be a way through it.

These are wise words, and ones I try and live by... 
Accepting our physical limitations, and the day-to-day struggles we all encounter, is the way to peace and living lives of wholeness. 
It's not passive, but a deeply conscious choice... to accept what each day. each moment brings... to experience it, then let it go...

Today at 9 am, I get my botox injections in my paralyzed right arm to relax the painful high-tone muscles, which would be permanently clenched if I didn't have this treatment. I know I'll have at least one day of high discomfort and soreness, but then the botox will work its magic, and gradually these muscles will relax, and I will sigh with relief - for the next 12 weeks at least :-)

This Word is perfect for this week, on the back of last week's Patience... 
It's a timely reminder for me, as I've been getting a tad frustrated at my lack of artistic ability in this art course...

As Mr M.J. Fox says,

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

I'd love to know what you think when you see this Word...


  1. We can grow through acceptance, or be defeated. I choose growth.


  2. When I think of the word acceptance, I think of acceptance of others - I forget to think about acceptance of myself and my own circumstances. Your words are really powerful, and I'll definitely carry them with me this week and try and be more accepting of myself. We used to have a work motto of "be kind to yourself", but it's easier to tell others to do it, than to apply it to yourself. Thank you for sharing!
    Hope it all went well today, be kind to yourself and I hope the relief you get from the injections come soon xxx

  3. Such a thought provoking word - I agree with what has been said, I also think of acceptance of myself. I'm not perfect. I make mistakes and wrong choices sometimes. But I need to accept that that's ok...... I love what Johanna said - 'be kind to yourself' and managing to do that is definitely hard but so important! Think I'm rambling now :)
    Hope all is well with you hon x

  4. Lovely words of wisdom Claire!! Acceptance is very powerful indeed...
    I hope your treatment will do its magic!


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